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Oct 7, 2012 4:00pm EDT
understanding the problems of our economy, presenting a plan for the american people. so i think that paul is going to do -- is going to do a great job. >> vice president biden will do very, very well. he knows what's been going on. he's in touch with with the american public. and i'm just hopeful that mr. ryan will tell the truth. >> it's a one-shot deal. they've got to get it right on this debate. likely what are they focusing on in their rehearsals? >> well, i mean, joe biden told us he's focusing on paul ryan's economic plan as he introduced to the house last or the year before, because they think that is fertile territory to find a lot of ways to try to paint mitt romney and paul ryan as, you know, against the middle class and taxing the middle class. i think joe biden is going to wrap mitt romney and paul ryan as tightly together as possible and just sort of drop the ryan plan on top it to try to implode the pair. they think that is good ground. as far as paul ryan is concerned, i think he is kind a policy wonk. his problem is he's a numbers guy, and he's up against frankly and
CNN
Oct 14, 2012 4:00am EDT
. we'll cover a lot of topics from the economy to social issue. but as third, even fourth party candidates, i decided to start with the obvious question, though -- why are you running? >> i'm running as a mother and a medical doctor really concerned about the direction we're going. and what propelled me into this race at this time, and i've been an activist for two decades really. people ask what kind of medicine i'm practicing, and i say political medicine because it's the mother of all illnesses. we got to fix this one in order to fix everything else that ails us. what propelled me into this race was when the president put medicare and social security on the chopping block as the solution to the debt ceiling crisis a year ago. so i'm basically in this to ensure that everyday people have a voice in this election and a choice at the polls that's not bought and paid for by wall street. and to ensure that we can puts forward the solutions the american people are clamoring for. >> that was a little bit longer than 30 seconds. i didn't give you the time. >> you didn't. >> we'll give
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Oct 14, 2012 4:00pm EDT
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Oct 10, 2012 8:00am PDT
same as our total economy, our gdp. this slows down the economy. it makes it harder for businesses to grow and hire more people and to raise wages. so unlike the president, when i finally get this shot, i will cap federal spending. i will cut federal spend and get us on track to a balanced budget. thereby other differences as well. the government is planning on through obama care cutting medicare for our current retirees by $716 billion. i hi that's wrong. i think we must honor the promise made to our seniors. i will restore that funding and make sure we protect medicare. one more thing i'll mention. the president's budget calls for shrinking our military by hundreds of billions of dollars and then the sequestration idea the white house came up with, cuts it another few hundred billion. the secretary of defense has called those kinds of cuts devastating to our national security. will not cut our military. i'll restore that funding and keep our military second to none in the world. now, there's one more place where you saw a distinction between the two of us. we were asked about how we
CNN
Oct 9, 2012 9:00am PDT
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Oct 11, 2012 2:00pm EDT
700,000 jobs and it's a real choice election coming the economy. not to mention the debt, not to mention foreign policy. >> okay. so congressman, let's just say on point with your guy. one thing we know is that romney and ryan say they'll reduce income taxes. across the board, 20%. we have this graphic. you know, if you look at recent history, the reagan tax cuts, both coincided with massive growth of the national debt. the debt rose nearly 200% under reagan. nearly doubled under bush. at least partly because the reagan and -- hang on, hang on, sir. with all due respect. at least partly because the reagan and bush tax cuts reduced government revenues. you have a debt and deficit hawk. do you worry looking ahead about the debt under romney might explode again similarly? >> well, number one, the deficit is the symptom. spending is the disease. i mean, since world war ii, revenues have averaged about 18.5% of the economy. spending is at 20%. now due to the president's policies we have revenue that's gone down due to less economic growth but it's spending that's skyrock skyrocketing.
CNN
Oct 9, 2012 11:00am EDT
, jobs and the economy, no surprise there as it is for every american. but number two, health care. and when you ask women who support president obama why they do so, the number one reason they cite is health care. those who support governor romney were more likely to say it was because of his position that the government should spend less or that the government should be smaller. >> reproductive rights. >> reproductive rights and that, by the way, primarily for young women is about birth control. it's not really a bedroom issue, more of a bank account issue. >> can i ask you when i was reading through -- i got the transcript, i was reading through the unedited transcript and i have to say i was really kind of shocked that he went into the contraception issue and talked about his daughters. >> absolutely. and i had the opportunity to interview him in 2008 and he did the same thing. i mean, he really does personalize health issues when he's talking about women's cancer issues, he references his mother's struggles with ovarian cancer -- >> it's kind of weird to have a dad talk about
CNN
Oct 7, 2012 7:00pm PDT
numbers i am an american first, i am not on the red or blue team, and i want our economy to strengthen and i want us to recover as a country and the smartest thing any political person can do is celebrate america doing better. >> i think you are absolutely right. so why are many republicans saying these numbers were cooked when it shows you there is no interaction between the white house and the officer that decides he has numbers? >> because they're 30 days from an election, and everything is political. what they eat is political. what they wear is political. what they say is political. >> i don't think that's true. >> but at the end of the day, we're all in this together. >> i don't think that's true. >> i think they are whining -- >> we have had 27 or 28 consecutive months now are job growth. this is not a runoff. the republicans have not been really happy about job growth for, like, two years. what we saw this past week was just a microkrauz mow of what we have been seeing for the past two years. >> you guys are going to be cut off because the satellites are going down in a minute.
CNN
Oct 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
after president obama over the economy at a rally in portsmouth, romney spent the afternoon in a session getting ready for the tuesday's presidential debate. i want to show you something, the least used street sign in american history. show it for me, shuttle cro crossing. whoever made that sign waited a long time to use it. but you know, it sure came in handy today in los angeles. this is what we're talking about. space shuttle "endeavour," the workhorse space craft which zoomed through space 25 times making its final journey right now. and it is super, super slow. two cnn work horses are watching this story, the surreal moment, in time. our john zarrella, first to you, where is the shuttle now? and how fast are we moving? is it still two miles an hour, or even slower? >> reporter: yeah, actually, and before that, i have to get us a couple of those signs, that is great. but it is actually moving less than two miles an hour, they actually had difficulty in the tight turns, where the clearances were just a couple of miles. but we are on the roof top of a parking garage of a mall.
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am EDT
american first. i root for the home team. i'm not on the red team or the blue team. i want our economy to strengthen. i want us to recover as a country. and i think the smartest thing any political person can do, any pundit can do, is celebrate america doing better. >> i think you're absolutely right. why are many republicans saying, these numbers are cooked, when it shows no interaction between the white house and the office that decides the numbers. >> because we're 30 days -- we're 30 days from an election. and everything is political. what they eat is political. what they wear is political. what they say is political. but at the end of the day, after november 6th, we're all in this together. >> okay. listen. >> i don't think that's true. >> you don't think it's true. >> can i get one point across? we've had 27, 28-consecutive months of job growth. this is not a one-off. the republicans have not been happy about job growth for two years. what we saw this past week, was a microcosm of the last two years. >> i'm being told, you guys are going to get cutoff because the satellite is goi
CNN
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
want to keep being a socialist economy and regionally if you speak about that, it's about how venezuela is portrayed in the world as a socialist model driving away many american companies by nationalizing a lot of the companies that used to be there, including many american companies. on today for the first time in 13 years, hugo chavez is facing a real challenger by the name f of -- he's only 40 years old, he has never lost an election. he's incredible what he campaigns and has visited more than 300 towns around the country. and he has been on this nonstop campaigning for the last several months. he attracts a lot of people, but again, chavez has been in power for 13 years as the incumbent with tight control over government and over all these people. >> that was him voting. let's show the people voting here in the united states. many voters travel to new orleans from miami, this must be really crucial for people to be traveling to new orleans from miami. >> this is set to be a close election, don. what happens is that there are as many as 100,000 venezuelans abroad. 70,000 of
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
metrics on the president's handling of the economy went up in smoke when the nation's unemployment rate dipped below 8%. >> 8% unemployment for over how many, 43 months? we still have unemployment above 8%. he told us he would get us back to work and hold unemployment below 8%. unemployment above 8% month after month after month. >> reporter: it's a political bar romney has repeatedly accused the president of failing to clear for months. a threshold the gop nominee repeated in his closing statement at the first presidential debate. >> we had had 43 straight months with unemployment above 8%. if i'm president, i will create -- help create 12 million new jobs in this country with rising incomes. >> reporter: mitt romney knows the president has fallen short of estimates set by the administration's own economic advisors, who once predicted the stimulus would lower the jobless rate to below 6%. >> what's happened is this has been the slowest recovery since the great depression. as a matter of fact, he said right now we would be at 5.4% unemployment. >> president obama says he's creating
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 11:00am EDT
each other. >> for 90 minutes voters saw two dramatically different visions. >> for the economy. >> the last people who need help are 120,000 families for another -- another $500 billion tax cut over the next ten years. >> our entire premise of these tax reform plans is to grow the economy and create jobs. >> reporter: to national security threats like a nuclear iran. >> if they get nuclear weapons other people in the neighborhood will pursue their nuclear weapons as well. >> war should always be the absolute last resort. >> reporter: for the most part it was a substitute debate between two longtime lawmakers who tried to disagree without being too disagreeable. >> biden avoided any trademark gaffes, but did provide a little levity. >> this is a bunch of stuff, look -- >> what does that mean? >> it means it's simply inaccurate. >> the irish. >> the irish call it malarkey. >> thank you. >> dana joins us live from danville, a woman who didn't sleep much. this is a spirited show, dana bash. it was definitely fun to watch, but did they achieve what they wanted to achieve any come out lookin
CNN
Oct 13, 2012 2:00pm EDT
:00 a.m. you do what you have to do in this economy. >> her vote, she said, is for jillian's future. she was leaning mitt romney until his own words pushed her back to undecided. >> about the 47%, and i can't worry about them. how can you put your faith and trust in a candidate that doesn't care about everybody? >> to win ohio and other key battlegrounds, romney must overcome the doubts of working moms like jessica. new cnn polling shows a post-debate romney bounce but still a narrow obama lead. white women are the battle within the battleground. 52% support the president now. that's up from the 47% he received here in 2008. >> they're all worried about putting food on the table, raising kids who are happy and healthy, who are going to have a good future, graduate into an economy where they can find a job. >> democratic pollster margie has been studying so-called walmart moms for several years. >> we have seen them be swing voters over the years. in twoup2008, they voted for ob. in 2010, they were more divided. by november 2010, they were decidedly republican. >> i was wondering if
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 11:00am PDT
warning the economy could go off the cliff. some economist s agreeing sayin they could see default in the next few months, but for hugo chavez it was a decisive victory and you can see he was relishing this. he basically took the opposition to task and said how dare you not believe in the greatness of venezuela? brooke, this means a lot for the united states. we get 9% of our gas from venezuela. any kind of destabilization here could affect gas prices and what you and i pay to fill up. brooke? >> paula newton for me in caracas. now with more on how chavez's win really impacts venezuela's relationship with the u.s., let me bring in our senior latin american affairs editor rafael romo. good to see you. you're functioning on four hours of sleep, staying up, staying at work, watching this election here. look, you talk about u.s., you talk about venezuela, the relationship has been what word do i use, chilly? chilly in the past. you know, hugo chavis has called the u.s. and our allies imperialists. what do we think we see over the next six years for him? >> remember, just a few years ago when
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the negotiating table because they feel the pain is so crippling, because they feel their economy is in a death spiral. that's where the pressure is going to act. the pressure isn't going to be that somebody shot down their ability to make nuclear -- to produce nuclear energy. >> all right. fareed zakaria, thank you very much for your analysis. as always. want to bring in our military expert as well to talk about some of the differences between these two leaders, general spider marks. one of the things we heard is that these are two individuals who believe that mitt romney makes the case that we are more dangerous. that we are not safer off than four years ago. is that consistent? is that right? >> well, there is some evidence that there is -- there are a number of proobz, obviously, with the case in syria and the enrichment of uranium that we've clearly been able to see in iran, but also look at syria's -- the support that syria is getting from iran through iraq, and i think it's very important that we realize that iraq now has saddled up very closely with iran, at least all indicat
CNN
Oct 13, 2012 8:00am PDT
paying attention, and they care a lot about reality, not just rhetoric. the economy means a lot to them. and i think they are leaning toward mitt romney for one reason, he doesn't scare independents. he's not that right wing conservative that newt guy ritchie or rick santorum is. he's considered a moderate to independents. that 24% in florida i think are the most important voters in the united states. >> he is certainly making himself sound a lot more moderate as he moves toward the center these days? >> he does that. >> i'm glad you agree with me on that one. >> absolutely. i'm glad i was able to cheer you up on the voters. >> thank you for coming in from florida. we appreciate it. >>> tune in for more of the in-depth report on new voters laws. it's called "voters in america: who counts" right here on cnn. >>> it is a problem the military doesn't like to talk about much, sexual assaults. so many go unreported. we'll talk with a man who is speaking out. [ male announcer ] this is anna, her long day teaching the perfect swing begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have
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Oct 14, 2012 3:00pm PDT
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CNN
Oct 7, 2012 7:00pm EDT
and all this stuff back in 2008 and whatnot, it was really troubling time for the economy and the country, and that was really uplifting. who is our pitcher? and so when it came to that, you really felt like he was going to mix things up a little bit with the government and really change things. and then it felt flat to me. felt like presidents of the past are just, you know, using this platform to get some sort of personal gain almost. i honestly have no idea where i'm going to lean towards when it comes to the election. so i guess the biggest obstacle i really face was like deciding what i wanted to do with the rest of my life. i think it's hard in this day and age for -- >> you look like the coolest. -- to really know this is the path i want to go. if you're going to do something, do it right. don't just do something to do it. you're pointing it the wrong way. treat people for who they are and not what they're perceived to be. happy birthday. really core values that have been instilled in me that i take for what they are and have made me sort of who i am. >> for more on tyler's
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Oct 14, 2012 7:00pm EDT
equipped for because i'm raising two girls on my own. i'll worry about the economy more than a few times before they're grown. but it's for them, so i've found a way. who matters most to you says the most about you. massmutual is owned by our policyholders so they matter most to us. massmutual. we'll help you get there. oh, hey alex. just picking up some, brochures, posters copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, in case i get hit by a meteor. wow, your hair looks great. didn't realize they did photoshop here. hey, good call on those mugs. can't let 'em see what you're drinking. you know, i'm glad we're both running a nice, clean race. no need to get nasty. here's your "honk if you had an affair with taylor" yard sign. looks good. [ male announcer ] fedex office. now save 50% on banners. >>> a young jewish man got a letter saying he'd flunked out of dental school. perry brickman had always been a good student. he knew he didn't actually fail the classes. the school he'd worked so hard to attend, emory university near atlanta, forced him out be
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
about voting? this from val. i'm so there for romney. we have to turn this economy around. this from mackenzie. in 2008 i was so excited to vote for obama i actually cried tears of joy. this year i'm still very enthusiastic about voting for obama, but i probably won't cry. this from sharon. i'm very excited to vote for the romney/ryan ticket. i believe that obama has been a terrible president and am worried for my family if he's reelected. this from david, i'm super excited to vote for obama. i don't trust romney. i don't think romney cares about me. this from steve. seems that it's not so much that i'm voting for someone. i'm always voting against someone. facebook.com/carolcnn. please continue the conversation. >>> you can't drive 55, well, no one else can either. instead of providing more money and man power to enforce the law, many politicians across the country are upping the speed limit big time. according to the governor's highway safety association seven states, kansas, kentucky, maine, ohio, pennsylvania, texas and virginia have increased speed limits to as high as 85 miles
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
you what the ayatollahs sees. he sees his economy being crippled. the ayatollah sees there are 50% fewer exports of oil. he sees the currency going into the tank. he sees the economy going into a freefall. and he sees the world for the first time totally united in opposition to him getting a nuclear weapon. with regard to netanyahu, he's been my friend for 39 years. the president has met with him a dozen times and spoken to him as much as he's spoken to nibble. i was -- just before he went to the u.n., i was in a conference call with the president, with him talking to netanyahu for well over an hour. in stark relief and detail about what was going on. this is a bunch of stuff. look, here's the deal -- >> what does that mean, a bunch of stuff? >> it's simply inaccurate. >> it's irish. >> we irish call it malarkey. last thing, the secretary of defense has made it clear, we didn't walk anything back. we will not allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. what netanyahu held up was when they get to the point they can enrich uranium to put into a weapon. they don't have a weapon to pu
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 8:00am PDT
spain. let me play it. >> spain spends 42% of their total economy on government. we're now spending 42% of our economy on government. i don't want to go down the path to spain. i want to go down the path of growth that puts americans to work with more money coming in because they're working. >> all right. i don't want -- >> no, no. >> i can imagine it would seem offensive. here is the question had it comes to his words versus the president's words. the president, everyone hangs on every syllable or consonant. mitt romney, does he have more latitude or is he under the same microscope over seize? >> he is not under the same microscope. some of the things he's said in the past before that comment about spain, for instance, about the palestinians and how israelis are somehow implying culturally business minded where as the palestinians are not and some of the things he said regarding russia, for instance, that it is america's number one geopolitical foe, and those have been framed in the foreign press and other countries outside of the united states as gaffes by someone who is not exper
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. economy is continuing to heal from the wounds inflicted by the worst downturn since the great depression. jack welch tweeted this, unbelievable jobs numbers, these chicago guys will do anything, can't debate so change the numbers. and the partisan pushing continues this morning. >> on friday we learned that the unemployment rate is now at its lowest level since i took office. >> friday's jobs report shows america still desperately needs jobs. yet the president's central and sole proposal would mean fewer jobs. >> republicans in congress need to stop trying to relaxing fight the battles of the past few years and finally start doing something to actually help the middle class get ahead. >> we can't afford four more years like the last four. falling incomes, rising prices, 23 million americans struggling for work. >> congress needs to step up and pass my plan to create a veterans job corps to help our returning heroes find work as cops, firefighters and park rangers in communities across the country. a few weeks ago republicans in the senate voted that plan down. ask them why som
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Oct 14, 2012 2:00pm PDT
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Oct 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
term, second obama term would bring, particularly on the economy. big missing piece. tough on the republican choice, tough on defending their first term. what will he deliver if voters give them another four years? not much on that last night. >> television plays a big role. this was not held in a stadium, but a smaller venue for people to watch on television. and it was great television. whatever you thought about their performance. >> it was. >> thank you. appreciate it, guys. joe boyden, paul ryan pitching medicare proposals while trying to scare voters about their opponent's plans. tom foreman goes beyond the scare tactics and explains what the two sides are offering. >> don, there's no issue out there right now that's a bigger deal for people over the age of 65 than the future of medicare. government health care program for those people, about 54 million americans rely on it. long-term financial health now is very shaky. the scary part, though, is that each campaign says the other side's plans for dealing with that are terrible. >> obamacaretakes $716 from medicare to spend o
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
is jobs, the economy, rising deficits. >> i understand. hang on. hang on. hang on. ron, we're not going to do talking points here. i'm asking you a very simple question. >> i'm not doing talking points. >> i didn't ask you about the economy. we can get to that. what did he mean in his statement that seems to be contradictory statements? >> i just told you what he meant. he said that his agenda is not going to be focused on abortion. it's going to be -- he did not say it was going to be focused on other issues, but obviously it's going to be. that's why he talked about the economy, what voters care about in these 27 days. >> romney was criticized for changing views on key issues and former president clinton had something to say about it. take a listen. >> i had a different reaction to that first debate than a lot of people did. i thought, wow! here is old moderate mitt. where have you been, boy? i missed you all these last few years. just show up with a sunny face and say, i didn't say all that stuff i said the last two years. i don't have that tax plan i had for the last two years
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Oct 9, 2012 2:00pm EDT
the country. and i'm going to make sure i help the american farmer and i help our economy and i get america working again. >> again, mitt romney in iowa today. and now big news from the world of political polls, we're watching all these polls. so within just this past hour, gallup published its daily tracking poll. nationwide poll, registered voters, you see it here, obama 49%, romney at 46%. that is up one point from yesterday. one point down, actually, for the president. and, hang with me, now as we're counting 28 days here until the election, gallup unveiled a tracking poll of likely voters here, likely voters added to the mix. you see the numbers. romney at 49, above obama at 47%. again, among as it points out, likely voters. it is at least the third poll since sunday showing romney leading obama, very, very significant. so is team obama, you know, pushing the panic button? apparently not. not from the ad -- the campaign released today. take a look. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it is not w
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
from this economy that we've been living through as a result, quite frankly, of policies that paul ryan continues to embrace. >> okay. listen, our very own john king said that americans pick presidents, not vice presidents. how important is this vice presidential debate really? people have said this one is more important because of the president's performance last time. there certainly seems to be more interest in this debate than previous vice presidential debates. last time there was huge interest with sarah palin and joe biden. there's big interest in this one as well. >> there's a lot of interest, obviously. as there should be. because the vice president -- >> is this more than ever before? this vice presidential debate more important than previous? >> well, i can't imagine a vice presidential debate being more significant than the last one between joe biden and sarah palin. that was an important debate. there is a lot of interest. i will admit there seems to be a greater level of interest in this vice presidential debate than any that i've been aware of in the past. and i hope
CNN
Oct 11, 2012 11:00am EDT
economics. no other election issue is as important to people, bar none, than the economy and jobs. the unemployment rate stands where it did back when president obama took office. first-time claims for the jobless benefits, saying i'm out of work and need help, at its lowest in 4 1/2 years. does the president get to spike the football on this or something dangerous in doing that when you still have millions of people out of work? >> very dangerous to spike the football right now. this is by no means mission accomplished yet. a lot of people are suffering. millions and millions of people still unemployed, still millions more under employed. a lot of folks whose home mortgages are still under water. this is not time to gloat by any means. yes, the trend seems to be move income the right direction and certainly remember where the country was on the abyss of a possible depression four years ago. obviously the country's in better shape right now, but it's not where it should be. there's so much more work to be done. the president has to walk that delegate tightrope and biden the same thing.
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 2:00pm EDT
6%. >> that's what our entire premise for our growth is all about. get the economy growing at 4%. creating 12 million jobs over the next four years. >> it is virtually impossible. it happened, what, three years looking back in history. >> three times in history. >> can't even count world war ii. >> correct. you can't count the first one, world war ii. only three times have we created 12 million jobs in four years. the last two times are irrelevant. one under president reagan, the second time under president clinton. we have 1.3% growth. this week the imf and world bank both dropped their growth estimates for the next two years. the point is, this is kind of like when people took mortgages at 3% and somebody said, oh, they'll never go up that mortgage won't go up. it went up. and then you said, i didn't plan for that. what both of these parties are saying is that, you know, we're going to count on economic growth, we'll lower taxes and goose economic growth and that's how we're going to create jobs. it is a little nonspecific. it sounds really great in this desperate environment
CNN
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
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